Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ryan Shawcross: Tony Pulis Rows Are Not Disruptive

Skipper Ryan Shawcross insists Stoke's dressing room is not being ripped apart by two warring factions going head-to-head over the legacy of former boss Tony Pulis.

Since Pulis was axed in the summer, striker Kenwyne Jones and winger Jermaine Pennant have blasted their former boss over his long ball style.

Shawcross remains passionately loyal to Pulis though and reportedly squared up to Jones over his remarks.

But the big stopper is dismissing speculation the rows are causing a split in the dressing room.

He said: "There's no rift, no problem. The size of Kenwyne, it would be just stupid of me to say anything."

And Shawcross was backed up by American international Geoff Cameron - despite the defender admitting he prefers playing under new boss Mark Hughes.

Cameron said: "I don't think there is a rift at all. 

"If anything, the team is more united than ever. The guys all have the same purpose and we know what we want to do. 
That's finish in the top ten this year."

Former Houston Dynamo's star Cameron does expect to thrive under Hughes style of play though.

He added: "I have nothing against Pulis whatsoever.

"He did great for me and I don't have a bad word to say about him.

"But because of the way I played with Houston and the national team, it fits me better to have the ball at my feet.

"Now I am combining with the midfield, making runs and enjoying my role."

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